Tuesday , October 24 2017

Legal Clinic

Shepherd visa transfer

I have read the Arab Times Legal Clinic article on transfers from a “ shepherd visa”. First of all I would like to thank you for providing such vital information to us through your paper. I would like to ask one further question regarding the issue of shepherd visa. I …

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Driver to supervisor change in profession – Driving License

I have problems with my driving license and as such I need a solution to overcome these problems. My driving license was issued in 2015 (In January to be precise). My profession was changed during the transfer of my iqama (residence)on in October 2015 … driver to supervisor Now my …

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Babys birth

May I get the advice/ answer to the following question. My cousin’s daughter is holding a valid residence (Article 22) permit until January 2017 which was stamped 3 years ago on her father’s sponsorship. Now she has got married and is expecting her first baby in May 2016 … and …

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Salary cap tied to renewal of Family residence

First of all, I would like to thank you for your free legal advice to many expatriates here in Kuwait. My inquiry is as follows: my new company can’t give me a new residence because my visa is a factory visa and cannot be transferred to a construction visa unless …

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Working age

Back in 01-2014 you sent me information about expatriates working until the age of 80 in Kuwait. I have attached the information you sent to me. I am being denied work for jobs from a USA Company, VECTRUS located in Kuwait. They are claiming that Kuwait law does not allow …

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Dependents medical insurance linking with residence

First of all thanks for the advice the Arab Times is providing the readers via legal clinic as it’s really helpful for us. I would like to ask one question regarding my daughter’s residency. I am working in private company and I have valid residency (Article 18) up to 30 …

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Transferring from Project Visa to Private Sector

I came to Kuwait in January 2014 on a project visa 18 (though the actual job is of a “private sector in nature” and not really a government project). Only a few months after my arrival, the contract for government project expired and my sponsor transferred me into another subsidiary …

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Shepherd visa transfer

Firstly, I would like to congratulate you for your endeavor in providing us expatriates an opportunity to discuss and get solutions to our legal problems. My question to you is as follows: I want to know whether, according to the New Unified Contract Law, it is possible to transfer a …

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Dependent Residence Passport linking

I have the following query: My daughter’s passport expires in April 2016 whereas her Iqama (residence) expires in August 2017. I am the sponsor and my Iqama expires in June 2016. If I get a new passport for my daughter, will her Iqama be transferred to the new passport as …

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